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Get free online courses from the world’s leading universities – Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. This collection includes over 875 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player.
True or False: Educators around the world are using social media for their own professional development. And the answer is ... True! Social learning is in, and teachers and administrators everywhere are enhancing their own personal and professional development by harnessing the power of social media. Please share how social media has impacted your professional life with me down below in the comments. If you need help getting started, check out the following 10 ways to start using social media as a professional development tool... 10 Ways to Use Social Media for Professional Development
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